Why Isn’t Your Diet Working?

Diets are notoriously ineffective, typically leading to weight loss at first but weight gain in the long term. They can also mangle your relationship to food, making daily life and relationships more challenging even after you’ve put the calorie counter away. 

But losing weight through by changing how and what you eat is possible. Here are 10 reasons why your scale might not be budging when following a diet or a healthy eating plan. 

If you’ve already lost some weight on the diet, you may have reached a so-called “plateau” due to metabolic adaption. That means your smaller body may require a different number of calories than when you first started out on your new plan, Insider’s Rachel Hosie previously reported. 

Excerpted from Insider

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